Participant Testimonials

Sep 23 - Sep 28, 2018

The Banff workshop on TSP is the best workshop that I have attended so far. As a young researcher, I always seek to learn from and connect to more researchers in the field. And this workshop has brought an invaluable opportunity to achieve that. Beside from learning so many new techniques discussed during the workshop, I have exchanged several research problems an ideas with other young researchers. Yet, I haven't really produced any paper out of the workshop, but definitely would have more papers out of these initial contacts in the future. I hope that more workshops like this will be organized in the future and I'm definitely interested in becoming a future participant. Just saying thank you to the organizers is probably not enough. Their immense dedication made this workshop possible for all of us. I also would like to express my gratitude to BIRS for financially supporting us and all Banff staffs who are very friendly during my visit. Thank you!

Hung Le EECS, Oregon State University

The BIRS workshop gave an accurate snapshot of the state of current research into various theoretical and computational approaches to solving the traveling salesman problem. This was a valuable assortment of results for all researchers in the field to digest carefully, which the format of the talks and the schedule permitted. I left the workshop with ideas for new problems and new approaches to try on old problems.

R Ravi Professor
Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University